CAD Tutorials

  • How Do You Split Your Container In Inventor?

    How Do You Split Your Container In Inventor?

    How do you split your container so your customer can get a better idea of what it looks like without the boss?Read More »
  • How do I Assemble The Container In Inventor?

    How do I Assemble The Container In Inventor?

    How do you assemble your container so that you can tell if the lip and the lid fit, or so your customer will know what it looks like without the boss?Read More »
  • Does My Container Fit The Constraints? Try a Section View!

    Does My Container Fit The Constraints? Try a Section View!

    How can you tell if your students followed all of the constraints you gave them? Make them do a quick section view like this one to show you.Read More »
  • How do you make flutes on your container?

    How do you make flutes on your container?

    Question: How do you make flutes on your container? They are always so fancy…. Answer: Well, it’s easier than it looks. It’s all laid out here in this four minute video using Inventor.Read More »
  • Designing a Container in Inventor 2016

    Designing a Container in Inventor 2016

    Question: How do I design a container in Inventor 2016? Answer: Many many ways to do it, but here’s an easy method I use in my classroom. Download the Constraints WS here: 2016-container-design-constraints-wsRead More »
  • How do I use Inventor to make The Flange?

    How do I use Inventor to make The Flange?

    Question: How do I use Inventor to make The Flange? Answer: See the video below for one way to do it. It walks you through all the steps from hole cycles to profiles, to roughing operations. The video below does not have any sound track.Read More »
  • HOW DO I MAKE THE PARTS FOR THE MASS PROPERTY ANALYSIS ACTIVITY?

    HOW DO I MAKE THE PARTS FOR THE MASS PROPERTY ANALYSIS ACTIVITY?

    Question: How do I make the parts for the Mass Property Analysis activity? Solution: There are many ways to do this, and thanks to Jim, there a four video tutorials to walk you through them step by step from a solid piece of material in Inventor subtracted down to a finished part. Click on the […]Read More »
  • Making a Container in Inventor

    Making a Container in Inventor

    Step by step, how do you make a container in Inventor? These four videos show you how! Be sure to download the PDF “Cheat Sheets” that go with them. Just click on the link below and a zip file with the four pdfs will be downloaded! Inventor Container Cheat Sheets Video 0 Making the Base […]Read More »
  • IED Train Tutorials

    IED Train Tutorials

    So you want to know how to make the train parts from Introduction to Engineering Design class? I don’t blame you…. they are a great first step in Inventor to teach the basics of Inventor. One of my favorite IED teachers of all time, Jason Hyatt from Cazenovia HS, has put these together for us. […]Read More »
  • Autodesk Inventor 2014 : Basic Tools

    Autodesk Inventor 2014 : Basic Tools

    Autodesk Inventor is a CAD/CAM package that is used in industry to design, model, and then manufacture all kinds of parts. We use this in all PLTW Engineering courses, and we have put together some of the basic tutorials for you all in this one page. This tutorial uses Inventor 2014; remember: PLTW recommends that […]Read More »
  • Autodesk Inventor 2014 : Drawings and Beyond

    Autodesk Inventor 2014 : Drawings and Beyond

    Ok, now you have some parts, how do you do the documentation? Like drawings, bill of materials, and balloons, among other things? See the videos below for some examples in Inventor 2014. Video 0 Orthographic Projections Video 1 Section Views Video 2 Detail Views Video 3 Auxiliary Views Video 4 Simple Presentations Video 5 Adding […]Read More »

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